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Wayne Rooney announces his retirement from England's national team

Wayne Rooney announces his retirement from England's national team

England record-scorer Wayne Rooney retired from international football on Wednesday after spurning an offer to return to the squad....
Friday night lights: South Side all-boys school invited to play Soldier Field

Friday night lights: South Side all-boys school invited to play Soldier Field

Leo Catholic High School will play football at Soldier Field for the first time since 1974...
Racial conflict sells boxing matches. Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are its latest pitchmen.

Racial conflict sells boxing matches. Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are its latest pitchmen.

For all the novelty of their fight, Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. have relied on boxing's most durable means of promotion....
NAACP wants meeting with NFL commissioner about Colin Kaepernick

NAACP wants meeting with NFL commissioner about Colin Kaepernick

The NAACP called for a meeting with the NFL to discuss the fate of quarterback Colin Kaepernick....
49ers' Katie Sowers becomes first openly LGBT coach in NFL

49ers' Katie Sowers becomes first openly LGBT coach in NFL

Earlier this month, Katie Sowers became just the second woman hired by an NFL team as a full-time coach...
Death of Ball State's Zach Hollywood, from Bradley, ruled a suicide

Death of Ball State's Zach Hollywood, from Bradley, ruled a suicide

An Indiana coroner says Ball State basketball player Zach Hollywood died from an apparent suicide....
Magic Johnson investigated for tampering? Paul George, meet Robinson Cano

Magic Johnson investigated for tampering? Paul George, meet Robinson Cano

This isn't the first time a league has investigated Magic Johnson for tampering....
Comcast SportsNet Chicago gets a new name: NBC Sports Chicago

Comcast SportsNet Chicago gets a new name: NBC Sports Chicago

Comcast SportsNet Chicago is rebranding itself NBC Sports Chicago, effective Oct. 2....
Charles Leno signs 4-year contract extension with Bears

Charles Leno signs 4-year contract extension with Bears

Charles Leno’s four-year extension with the Bears is worth $38 million with $21.5 million guaranteed....
A modest Bears proposal: Start Mitch Trubisky and run the hurry-up offense

A modest Bears proposal: Start Mitch Trubisky and run the hurry-up offense

An idea to mitigate Mitch Trubisky’s inexperience issue while taking advantage of the athleticism and strong arm: Run the hurry-up offense....
Dwyane Wade knew what he signed up for with Bulls, who haven't discussed buyout

Dwyane Wade knew what he signed up for with Bulls, who haven't discussed buyout

As the noise increases, keep in mind the Bulls have no reason to buy Dwyane Wade out of his contract unless he eventually meets their terms....
Who are the Arizona Wildcats targeting on defense in the 2018 recruiting class?

Who are the Arizona Wildcats targeting on defense in the 2018 recruiting class?

At this point last season, Arizona had filled most of its recruiting class already. Well, at least verbally filled it. At this point, it'd be cliche to mention how many...
New Jersey's run at the Little League World Series ends at the hands of New England

New Jersey's run at the Little League World Series ends at the hands of New England

New Jersey fell to New England for the second time at the Little League World Series....
NBA rumors: Dwyane Wade to Cavaliers after Bulls buyout?

NBA rumors: Dwyane Wade to Cavaliers after Bulls buyout?

With Kyrie Irving traded to the Celtics, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade could be reunited in Cleveland....
Devils' Keith Kinkaid offers bold prediction for fellow goalie Cory Schneider

Devils' Keith Kinkaid offers bold prediction for fellow goalie Cory Schneider

Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid has high expectations for Cory Schneider in 2017-18....
MLB thinking about drastic change to fix pace of play

MLB thinking about drastic change to fix pace of play

MLB could look to increase the pace of play with electronic strike zones in 2018....
Latest on Carmelo rumors: Training camp holdout?

Latest on Carmelo rumors: Training camp holdout?

Carmelo Anthony could (or could not) be part of an uncomfortable Knicks training camp in September....
Giants waive Michael Bowie after domestic assault charge

Giants waive Michael Bowie after domestic assault charge

Giants also waive/injured Darius Powe....
Josh Brown saga could impact Ezekiel Elliott appeal

Josh Brown saga could impact Ezekiel Elliott appeal

The NFL's investigation into ex-Giant Josh Brown could impact Ezekiel Elliott's suspension appeal....
How Kyrie Irving to Celtics trade impacts Knicks

How Kyrie Irving to Celtics trade impacts Knicks

The Cavs dealt Kyrie Irving to the Celtics for Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder. The blockbuster impacted the Knicks....
Nick Saban's 'failures' keep him going, Alabama winning

Nick Saban's 'failures' keep him going, Alabama winning

Why is Alabama No. 1 again? The Tide went 14-1 last year and the coach called it "a failure." It would've been every other SEC coach's best season ever....
How involved will Auburn's running backs be in the passing game?

How involved will Auburn's running backs be in the passing game?

New offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey has put an emphasis on throwing to running backs out of the backfield....
Lane Kiffin not using Art Briles as consultant, he says

Lane Kiffin not using Art Briles as consultant, he says

Florida Atlantic coach says former embattled Baylor coach "absolutely not a consultant."...
What they're saying in Tallahassee ahead of Alabama-FSU showdown

What they're saying in Tallahassee ahead of Alabama-FSU showdown

Alabama and FSU begin the season Sept. 2 in Atlanta....
SEC has its recruiting eye on Fultondale's Jayson Jones

SEC has its recruiting eye on Fultondale's Jayson Jones

Fultondale's Jayson Jones is under the recruiting microscope. His first four games of the 2017 high school football season will set a tone for his early recruiting journey....
How Alabama's defense compares to Florida State

How Alabama's defense compares to Florida State

Alabama and Florida State kick off Sept. 2 in Atlanta....
A-List No. 2: Alabama commit Jalyn Armour-Davis puts family above everything

A-List No. 2: Alabama commit Jalyn Armour-Davis puts family above everything

While many seniors might be out with the friends on the weekend, St. Paul's senior defensive back Jalyn Armour-Davis will likely be babysitting his young sisters...
ESPN pulls Robert Lee from Virginia game 'simply because of the coincidence of his name'

ESPN pulls Robert Lee from Virginia game 'simply because of the coincidence of his name'

ESPN announces Robert Lee, an Asian-American, was pulled because of his name....
Cyrus Jones tunes out the negativity of 'fair-weather fans'

Cyrus Jones tunes out the negativity of 'fair-weather fans'

New England cornerback Cyrus Jones drew praise from coach Bill Belichick for his play in the Patriots' second preseason game after the former Alabama standout's 2017 got off to a...
The Countdown to Kickoff: The SEC's best No. 10

The Countdown to Kickoff: The SEC's best No. 10

There are 10 days until the first Saturday of the SEC football season, and the No. 1 10 in SEC football history is Kentucky quarterback Babe Parilli....
Isaiah Thomas might not be ready for start of Cavaliers' season, Danny Ainge said

Isaiah Thomas might not be ready for start of Cavaliers' season, Danny Ainge said

"There's going to be probably a little bit of a delay for Isaiah as he starts the season this year," Ainge told reporters Tuesday night....
What Joe Burrow's injury means for Dwayne Haskins, Tate Martell, Buckeyes QB future: Ohio State football analysis

What Joe Burrow's injury means for Dwayne Haskins, Tate Martell, Buckeyes QB future: Ohio State football analysis

Ohio State quarterback Joe Burrow is out indefinitely after breaking a bone in his throwing hand....
Who won the latest blockbuster NBA trade: Cleveland Cavaliers or Boston Celtics?

Who won the latest blockbuster NBA trade: Cleveland Cavaliers or Boston Celtics?

The Cleveland Cavaliers granted Kyrie Irving's wish, shipping him to the Boston Celtics....
Terry Francona to injury-riddled Cleveland Indians:

Terry Francona to injury-riddled Cleveland Indians: "You just keep on keeping on"

Shortstop Francisco Lindor says the Indians will survive key injuries because "we're not a team built around one player."...
The top 50 Ohio State football players for 2017: No. 6, LT Jamarco Jones

The top 50 Ohio State football players for 2017: No. 6, LT Jamarco Jones

The senior from Chicago was a second-team All-Big Ten pick and is primed to be the next high draft pick as a Buckeyes left tackle....
ESPN reassigns announcer because his name sounds like a Confederate general. Wait, what?

ESPN reassigns announcer because his name sounds like a Confederate general. Wait, what?

Robert Lee, an Asian-American who happens to share a name with the Confederate general Robert E. Lee, was originally slated to work the University of Virginia's home opener against...
Boston's Doug Fister pitched a gem against the Indians that started as a diamond in the rough

Boston's Doug Fister pitched a gem against the Indians that started as a diamond in the rough

Boston starter Doug Fister gave up a leadoff home run Tuesday, then pitched nine no-hit innings against Cleveland....
Albert Pujols passes Sammy Sosa on HR list, Angels beat Rangers 10-1

Albert Pujols passes Sammy Sosa on HR list, Angels beat Rangers 10-1

The 610th HR of his career snapped a tie for eighth on the career list with Sosa to become baseball's all-time leader by a player born outside U.S....
Bears' LT Charles Leno signs a four-year contract extension

Bears' LT Charles Leno signs a four-year contract extension

The Bears and Charles Leno are close to a contract extension that will pay the left tackle $38 million over four year...
Anthony Rizzo was Cubs' first left-handed third baseman since 1895

Anthony Rizzo was Cubs' first left-handed third baseman since 1895

Add one more chapter to the Bryzzo story....